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University of Delaware

Newark, DE 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate70%

About University of Delaware

University of Delaware is ranked as one of the top universities in the US and is recognized for its excellence in academics, research, and innovation. UD is an R1 research university, meaning that it is at the forefront of research and innovation. Undergrads can find research opportunities through the undergraduate research programs.

Some of the most popular majors for undergraduate students at the University of Delaware include business administration and economics, engineering, health sciences, communication and media, psychology, computer science, and environmental science. University of Delaware is a large university with a close-knit community atmosphere that supports and encourages students to succeed. Students can gain hands-on learning experiences through opportunities like a study abroad program or through an internship program.

University of Delaware competes at the NCAA Division I level and competes against schools like Northeastern and William & Mary as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The most competitive sports at UD include football, basketball, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse. Game days are very popular at UD, especially for football games, and the Delaware Stadium is always packed at home games. 

Did You Know?

University of Delaware is a land, sea, and space grant university. This means that the university is qualified to receive funding for research, training, and programs to support the community (land grant), local water sources (sea grant), and STEM initiatives (space grant).

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University of Delaware is a public, state university in the town of Newark, Delaware. University of Delaware was founded in 1743. The college currently enrolls around 23,996 students a year, including 18,766 undergraduate students.

University of Delaware Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Delaware. Around 70% of applicants get into University of Delaware each year. In 2022, 23,931 out of 33,965 total applicants were accepted.

University of Delaware Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.9
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 60%

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University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware, near Philadelphia and Baltimore.

If you would like to see University of Delaware for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Newark, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Delaware and Newark are like without leaving home.

College Info

210 South College Avenue Newark, DE 19716

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Delaware Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Delaware is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Delaware is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Delaware is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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University of Delaware SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

580 - 680


Reading SAT Range

590 - 670

University of Delaware Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Delaware is like? There are approximately 23,996 students enrolled at University of Delaware, including 18,766 undergraduate students and 5,230 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 38% percent are from DE and 62% percent of students are from other states.


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